Suggestion Saturday: October 25, 2014

Happy (Almost) Halloween! Here is this week’s list of blog posts, comic strips, photo essays,  and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

New England Vampire Panic. There was a time when some people believed vampires really existed, and they were absolutely terrified of them. This article describes what families and communities did to protect themselves from corpses they suspected of feeding on the living late at night.

Why You Should Never Argue with a Fool via Thelittlebod. It’s fun to see how much can be packed into a one-minute story.

The 7 Scariest Ghost Towns in America. The pictures in this post are beautiful. The ones from Seattle were my favourite.

The Gateway to Narnia. Something tells me Aslan would not be pleased with this.

Why Didn’t You Tell Him You AREN’T Blind? via GinaValley. Some stories work better if you have as few preconceptions about them as possible beforehand. (Don’t worry – there’s nothing scary or disturbing here).

Reflections on Respectability. I like this.

The Privileged Immigrant via saritaagerman. My experiences as a white U.S. citizen who moved to Canada almost a decade ago are surprisingly similar.

I’ve been mesmerized by The Girl Who Couldn’t Read this week.

It’s hard to discuss the plot without giving away major spoilers. All I can say is that it’s about a man who goes by the name of Doctor John Shepherd. He arrives at a brand new job at a women’s asylum only to notice some very strange things going on in the hallways late at night.

The atmosphere of this book was an absolutely perfect combination of anticipation, dread, and mystery. Dragging my attention away from it wasn’t easy. It’s definitely something I’d recommend to anyone with even the slightest interest in the premise.

What have you been reading?

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